Unfuddle Welcomes Jayson Minard

Despite being quiet on the blog lately, we have been very busy here at Unfuddle. The first piece of exciting news is that the Unfuddle trio is now a quartet!

For the first time since it was founded, Unfuddle is adding a new team member: Jayson Minard. Jayson has agreed to serve as the new Chairman of the Board of Unfuddle and will be primarily focused on business and product strategy.

Jayson has been in software development for over 20 years. He has worked for Zend, Novell, BEA, StarBase and Borland – where Jayson was the Chief Architect of JBuilder. More recently, Jayson was the CIO/CTO of AbeBooks which was acquired by Amazon. He currently runs MindHeap Technology consulting to technology groups focused on high scalability systems.

There are many exciting changes just around the corner. Jayson has a strong background in highly scalable web applications and software development processes. We believe Jayson to be exactly the person who can help us better serve the increasing number of software programmers who use Unfuddle.

Jayson, on behalf of all Unfuddlers – welcome!

Joshua, David and Cary

  1. December 2, 2008 Paul D. Waite

    Cool. Don’t screw it up Jayson, I love what these guys have done.

  2. December 2, 2008 Clayton Cafiero

    Hear, hear. Good luck.

  3. December 3, 2008 John Douglas

    Unfuddle rocks... keep it simple and relatively bug free. It's a major productivity tool for us.


  4. December 4, 2008 Andy Fugate

    That's awesome. John's right. Unfuddle Rocks! It's made a tremendous difference in how we do things here.

  5. December 4, 2008 Dennis Blum

    This is definitely welcome news. I was starting to get worried about Unfuddle's longevity. The blogs were silent and the forums pretty sparse too.

    Your technology really rocks. Don't blow it.

  6. December 4, 2008 Art Santos

    Jayson Congratulations on joining Unfuddle. You have joined a seriously kick ass team. Our ability to execute on complex projects with superhuman efficiency would be impossible without Unfuddle.


    And I'm with Paul's comment, "don't screw it up Jayson"! :)

  7. December 5, 2008 Richard

    This is already a fantastic tool that is incredibly simple and powerful.

    Don't screw it up...

  8. December 7, 2008 boxoft

    Good news. I'm wondering whether Unfuddle can have something like Evidence-Based Scheduling like FogBugz, and Simple CRM functions like HighRise, and enhanced tickets system, etc.

    Hope Unfuddle will be much better in the future.

  9. December 30, 2008 Robert Oliver

    Great to hear!

    @ boxoft .. Unfuddle has little room for improvement, it is already a fantastic system. I don't think it needs Evidence-based scheduling, and I can't see how CRM would help the core Unfuddle functionality.

    Keeping Unfuddle lean and feature-focused should be the goal, IMHO.